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NURSING HOME SENATE HEARINGS
 

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July 27, 1998, GAO (The United States General Accounting Office) Report "California Nursing Homes, Care Problems Persist Despite Federal and State Oversight"
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July 27, 1998, Senate Hearings on Quality of Nursing Home Care in California, This hearing will address the quality of care in California Nursing homes. The first day of the hearing, July 27, will include testimony from the family members of former nursing home residents and nursing home employees. The second day of the hearing, July 28, will feature the release of a General Accounting Office report requested by the Special Committee on Aging.
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July 27, 1998, Senate Hearings on Quality of Nursing Home Care in California, The hearing will include testimony from family members of former nursing home resident's, current and former nursing home employees and a top official of the General Accounting Office (GAO). The GAO official will present the results of the agency's nearly year-long investigation into allegations of neglect in California nursing homes. Last October, Grassley requested the GAO investigation after the allegations came to his attention.
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March 22, 1999, The United States Senate Special Committee On Aging, “Residents at Risk? Weaknesses Persist in Nursing Home Complaint Investigation and Enforcement” Last year, the Special Committee on Aging held the first of a series of hearings to address the quality of care provided in more than 17,000 nursing homes participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continuing this review, the Committee has scheduled a second oversight hearing examining the state complaint investigation process as well as the enforcement system created by the Nursing Home Reform Act.
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June 30, 1999, The United States Senate Special Committee On Aging, “The Nursing Home Initiative: Results at Year One” This hearing will examine whether HCFA's activity during the past year has had any meaningful results for nursing home residents nationwide.
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Sept. 23, 1999, The United States Senate Special Committee On Aging, “Consumers Assess the Nursing Home Initiative” At this forum consumers from all over the country will express whether the nursing home initiative has made a difference for them. Several panelists will describe positive results, while others will express concern over ongoing problems.
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November 3, 1999, The United States Senate Special Committee On Aging, “Nursing Home Residents: Short-changed by Staff Shortages” The purpose of this forum is to discuss the impact of staffing on the quality of care and to explore innovative solutions that facilities are implementing to address this problem.
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July 27, 2000, The United States Senate Special Committee On Aging, “Nursing Home Residents: Short-changed by Staff Shortages, Part II” The purpose of this hearing is to examine a new government report and explore solutions to nursing home staffing shortages.
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September 5, 2000, The United States Senate Special Committee On Aging, ” Nursing Home Bankruptcies: What Caused Them?” The purpose of this hearing is to examine the causes of nursing home bankruptcies in order to inform future policy decisions.
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September 28, 2000, The United States Senate Special Committee On Aging, “The Nursing Home Initiative: A Two-Year Progress Report” More than two years ago, the Special Committee on Aging began working to improve the quality of care in the nation's nursing homes. The General Accounting Office (GAO) in 1998 documented lapses in quality of care stemming in part from weaknesses in the enforcement of nursing home quality regulations. The Health Care Financing Administration launched a nursing home quality improvement initiative. The Committee has been monitoring the implementation of that initiative. This hearing will examine its progress and a new GAO report will be released.
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Nursing Home Reform Act

The nursing home facilities that receive federal funds are required to comply with the Nursing Home Reform Act.

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History of Nursing Home Regulations

In 1965 Medicare and Medicaid came into existence and with it came federal regulation of nursing homes. Nursing homes that qualify and voluntarily elect Medicare and Medicaid to their facility must follow a set of guidelines put forth by federal standards.

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